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The Pro Paperback – 20 Sep 2007

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Image Comics (20 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582408505
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582408507
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 17 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 446,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Family Man on 6 Feb. 2013
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I picked this up as I've been reading quite a few graphic novels recently and Garth Ennis seems to be writing the majority of my favourite stuff.

I was 50/50 after reading the reviews and thought it might be a bit young for me. A lot of people seemed to deem this book for the under 16 market. I have to say I'm not sure why. I stopped reading graphic novels years ago because I couldn't stand Spider-Man, The Hulk, Ghost Rider or the Green Lantern anymore which were all my favourites. Since getting back into graphic novels I've been reading what I would consider to be more adult stuff like The Boys, Locke and Key, American Vampire, Preacher and so on and I thought this fit in nicely with them.

I have a feeling after reading a lot of reviews on Amazon that a lot of people seem to think that profanity either means immaturity or a limited vocabulary. I don't agree with either train of thought. I don't claim to be an English professor but living in Scotland people are often found using swearing as a term of endearment or to emphasise a point which I have no f*$%ing issue with whatsoever. lol

It all feels like a bit of a rant but to be fair the humour is low brow but I definitely wouldn't say it was for the kids market. I'm 31, have a wide range of interests and consider myself pretty well read and I found this to be extremely entertaining so if you don't have a stick up your butt about dirty jokes and swearing I think you'll rather enjoy this one. Definite five stars from me.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Dec. 2004
Format: Hardcover
Surprising stuff from the Punisher author, this is a seriously light hearted look at the superheroisation (?) of a *ahem* lady of negotiable affection. After accidentally gaining super powers, our rather skanky heroine gets picked up by a super group (silly but funny JLA rip off) and proceeds to mess up their shining reputation with her kick em where it hurts fighting style, hilariously foul mouth and her inability to keep her chest within her superhero outfit.
Be warned that this is a pretty flimsy book - the premise being a bit of a one trick pony - but it does manage to pack in a fair amount of sex violence and bad language. Not one for the kids then.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 365 Graphic Novels on 24 April 2012
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A short story about a foul mouthed prostitute who gets superpowers. It looks like a pretty base concept ripe for a procession of bum and fart gags. It is, but, with Garth Ennis at the helm it's the most mature, intelligent series of bum and fart gags you could imagine. This isn't a series of sexist cheap thrills but a thought-provoking and humorous parody of both superheroes and modern society. It is good humoured and genuinely laugh-out-loud funny all the way through with great pacing. You can see some of his early ideas for "The Boys" beginning to emerge here too. There is also a second mini-story once you have enjoyed the first. The artwork is superb with dazzling over-the-top spandex colours yet amazing characterisation using clean and sparing lines. A Double Thumbs Up!
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By dregj on 6 Jan. 2014
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A jaded and cynical young mother is bestowed with superpowers
and finds fitting in with the holier than thou super heroes
much harder than her previous profession.
Fighting dirty with super villains
swearing like a sailor
causing planes to get shot down etc

its not just played for laughs it does have a serious message
the argument she has just before the final battle has some real bite
and the ending is bitter sweet
enjoy
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Hilarious. Black. Depraved. Curiously moral.

Avoid if you're at all sensitive or easily offended (for older readers - Mary Whitehouse would have choked) but a must read for everyone else, especially now there's a cheap kindle edition. Just don't do what a friend a did, and deliver it by mistake to his 10-year old's iPad instead of his own...
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I purchased this book some while ago, and on first reading (and second and third....) found it a breath of fresh air (or a breath of something). before I retired I took it to work and it was liked by all., women as well as men. Why cannot she be entitled to become a superhero, after all she is in the oldest profession in the world.
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By Amazon Customer on 23 Feb. 2014
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Great read! Fantastc writing, great spin on the superhero genre! Ennis is a master at his craft! READ THIS BOOK!
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By Tony on 3 Jan. 2014
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This is great fun if you like your superheroes and don't mind having the funny stick pointed at them. It won't change the world of comics but is good for a giggle or two.
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